DELPHI, Ind. (WANE) – The reward for information in the murders of two teen girls was raised to $50,000 and the FBI is using billboards across 46 states including one in Fort Wayne to help solve the killings, the Indiana State Police Dept. said Thursday.
Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, were both found dead in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Law enforcement is investigating the case as a double homicide.
Indiana State Police announced Wednesday that $41,000 in reward money had been raised.
Police also said that there have been approximately 3,900 tips received via phone and email. 1,900 of those tips came after the release of an audio recording of a man saying “down the hill” from Liberty’s cellphone. Liberty also captured a grainy imaged released by police last week of a man walking near the hiking trail outside Delphi.
State police Cpt. Dave Bursten said investigators aren’t certain the voice was that of the man in the photograph whom investigators are calling the main suspect in the deaths. That man hasn’t been identified and no arrests have been made.
The FBI is utilizing approximately 6,000 electronic billboards in 46 states requesting information about the case. One of the billboards is in Fort Wayne, at Time Corners Shopping Center.
If you have any information, the tip line for this case is now being handled by the FBI: 1-800-225-5324 (800-CALLFBI). Callers will have to follow a few prompts to report their information. Information is also being accepted through email at Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com. Information can be submitted anonymously.